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El Burrito Cubano began from a hunger for Cuban food. Arsenio Thunstrom, the son of Gladys Thunstrom who opened El Meson, searched all over the Twin Cities to what he knew to be Cuban food. His continual search led him to open up a Cuban restaurant of his own. With the support of his Cuban friends, he learned the recipes and started the business now know as El Burrito Cubano.
One of our priorities is customer satisfaction. This means that the customer is always right, especially when it comes down to our great tasting food. With our slogan, "make your own Burrito and Sandwich," the customer can customize their food with fresh, delicious ingredients. What makes our selection better than our competitors is our authentic Cuban cuisine and side dishes made with the recipes from back home in Cuba.
We are commited to producing fast food with fresh ingredients, large portions, and a fantastic value.

El Burrito Cubano Facts

  • All of our sauces are homemade and fresh
  • Our smoothies are made from real fruit
  • Our Tiliapia with homemade curry sauce is delicious


"Super good Great local place. Delicious sandwiches and burritos. Highly recommend the burrito with tilapia with green curry sauce and the cuban pork sandwich...And since it's so close to the interstate, it's even convenient for people who don't live in the neighborhood."
Yelp, Christine - July 30, 2010

"OK...folks have been saying we need a Chipotle in the neighborhood, but El Burrito Cubano, does you one better, it is a locally owned business that serves burritos as big as your head. What's not to like? Their slogan is "make your own burrito and sandwich" which means you can call your toppings"
NoMi Places to Eat and Drink - August 25, 2010

"I was so hapy to see that this place finally opened up. They have burritos, sandwiches, and smoothies plus other stuff. "
Yelp, Tyler P. - August 23, 2010

"Best Guacamole I've ever had!"
Hometown Paper - November 5, 2010

"The simple yet delightful flavors at this restaurant is worth every penny.", - October 10, 2010